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Archive for June 17th, 2008

Roadtrip Checklist

Everyone knows the simple rules to follow in preparing for a roadtrip:

  1. Put all your possessions in a safe place or get rid of them in some manner.
  2. Clean your previous place of residence.
  3. Get your Private Pilot Certificate.
  4. Go camping to celebrate your birthday.
  5. Go on your trip.
  6. Come back in debt.

As of right now, I’m on step 1. I slept on the floor last night (and will be doing so for the next 4 months really) . I currently have my bed, recliner and TV stand all in my car and ready to be put in storage. (And hopefully can get another load in tonight before flying)

That will leave only a few things to finish up step 1…

  • A huge desk
  • A dresser
  • A 2 person sofa
  • 2 Kitchen carts/stands
  • Bathroom supplies
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes/Silverware/Cooking “things”
  • All the random things/clothes in my room
  • My bike
  • Camping gear

I’m hoping to finish step 1 as soon as possible because it is kind of just “in my way” at this point. Just an update on where things stand 🙂

Roadtrip Ideas:
I just found out yesterday that Oshkosh will be occuring from July 28-August 3 in Oshkosh, WI which is “just” 5 hours north of Peoria, IL… Emailed the flying club for others interested. Hopefully I can come up with an excuse to go.


Left to do for my Private Pilot Certificate

Remaining Requirements:

  • More Dual Cross Country – (Lewisburg Cross Country, Will get tower controlled TO&Ls as well as hopefully be ready for solo cross country)
  • A little over an hour of instrument work
  • Night dual cross country and TO&Ls (This can all be done in one night by going to Mountain Empire, Hillsville and back, 108.4nm total)
  • Solo Cross Countries (5 hours minimum, at least one that is 150nm with a straight leg between airports of 50nm)
  • Practical Preparation (Lots of studying, oral review and in flight review)
  • Practical Exam

Tonight I am going up with my instructor for my first stab at night flying, and that will prepare us for our dual night cross country of 100nm+.

Thursday it is off to Lewisburg, WV for more dual cross country practice and 3 Take offs and Landings at a Tower controlled airport.

If I finish, I can do this…

See this…

And this…